BUCCANEERS ANNOUNCE 2023 HOME GAME THEMES
INCLUDING CREAMSICLE UNIFORMS & RONDE BARBER HOF GAME!
HOT OF BUCCANEERS PRESS - It is time for Buccaneers fanatics to mark the calendar. Several home game themes line the 2023 schedule at Raymond James Stadium, including a look at the reimagined 70s-era "Creamsicle" uniforms the team will wear against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 15, in Week Six.
The Buccaneers played primarily in white and "Florida Orange" uniforms from their inaugural season in 1976 through 1996. In 1997, the team adopted a new color scheme featuring pewter and red, beginning one of the most successful stretches in the team's history. Tampa Bay will create a nostalgic Creamsicle experience on October 15, celebrating nearly 50 years of Bucs history by transforming Raymond James Stadium to Tampa Stadium, paying homage to the club's original base.
Also new on the 2023 schedule for fans will be a celebration of Rondé Barber's induction into the Hall of Fame's Class of 2023 on September 25 in Week Three against the Philadelphia Eagles. Barber, the Bucs' record-setting cornerback and the player who redefined the slot corner role by providing a blueprint, will be honored during halftime festivities. The honor arrived during Barber's sixth year of eligibility and third-straight as a finalist. He will now be enshrined in Canton for an illustrious 16-year career in the NFL. Barber became the sixth individual in franchise history to spend at least six seasons with the organization and to be selected for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. Barber is the franchise's all-time leader in both games played (241) and games started (232). His 92-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Eagles in the 2002 NFC Championship game remains one of the most iconic moments in club history.
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Both the Bucs first and third preseason games will have themes, including Play Football (Youth) against the Steelers on August 11 and Play Football (Jr. Cheer) against the Baltimore Ravens on August 26.
Here is the full 2023 schedule:
Preseason Week 1 (8/11/2023), vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Play Football – Youth Football
Preseason Week 3 (8/26/2023), vs. Baltimore Ravens: Play Football – Jr. Cheer
Week 2 (9/17/2023), vs. Chicago Bears: Back to Football
Week 3 (9/25/2023), vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Rondé Barber HOF Game
Week 6 (10/15/2023), vs. Detroit Lions: Creamsicle
Week 7 (10/22/2023), vs. Atlanta Falcons: Crucial Catch – Breast Cancer Awareness
Week 10 (11/12/2023), vs. Tennessee Titans: Salute to Service
Week 13 (12/3/2023), vs. Carolina Panthers: My Cause My Cleats
Week 16 (12/24/2023), vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Inspire Change – Holiday
Week 17 (12/31/2023), vs. New Orleans Saints: Thank You Fans – New Year's Eve
Tickets to all the team's home games are on sale now and available for purchase at Buccaneers.com. Limited Buccaneers season pass memberships and single-game tickets are available. For more information or to speak with a Buccaneers account representative, please contact 866-582-2827 or visit Buccaneers.com.
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There is no experience in the seven seas quite like tailgating at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. The smell of grilling, camaraderie, and drink brings together the greatest fans in the NFL to enjoy the best day of the week, GAMEDAY.
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Peanut Butter/Brittle Cannonballs
Substitute almond or nut butter for those with peanut butter allergies.
In a large bowl, add peanut butter, melted butter, vanilla, salt and powdered sugar. Beat with an electric mixture until everything is combined.
Roll in peanut brittle
Use a 1-ounce cookie scoop (or about two tablespoons) to portion out the peanut butter/brittle mixture. Roll the 1-ounce portions into smooth balls and place onto a baking sheet.
Refrigerate the peanut butter balls for at least 30 minutes.
Combine coconut oil and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between, until the mixture is melted.
Stick a toothpick or a skewer into a peanut butter ball and dip it into the chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off and then put it onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Repeat until all the cannonballs are coated. Chill in the fridge for at least 45 minutes before serving.
DT Vita Vea ranked 11th best interior DT in new list
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will debut a revamped defensive line in 2023 after a few departures in free agency, but they’ll have one player who remains feared throughout the league at its center.
DT Vita Vea will be returning to Tampa Bay in 2023, and despite a bit of an injury history, he remains one of the more vaunted defensive tackles in the league. Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar listed his top-11 interior defensive tackles in the NFL, and Vea only just made the list at No. 11..
Save the Date! Creamsicles Return July 12
Buccaneers creamsicle throwbacks are coming in 2023, get a first glimpse at the uniforms on July 12. The Bucs will wear Orange & White vs. the Lions on Oct. 15.
Carlton Davis says post-Tom Brady Buccaneers will 'wreck s---' this season: NFL 'in for a rude awakening'
For the last three seasons, the Buccaneers had one of the greatest quarterbacks -- if not the greatest -- to ever play the game leading our offense. Now that Tom Brady retired, the Bucs will need to make many adjustments, but even without a future of Hall of Famer behind center, they're confident in who they have on the roster.
Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis is one player who is not focused on the loss of TB12. Instead, Davis is taking an aggressive approach to the 2023 season.
"We're about to do it to 'em," Davis said, via Go Long. "Anybody who feels we've lost Tom -- and lost something -- is going to be in for a rude awakening. A rude awakening. Tom was a great addition for us, but obviously it's a team sport. Obviously, you need components to be successful. We still have those components. And I'm only getting better."
Davis clearly has high confidence in himself and his team, and says the "rude awakening" is directed to the rest of the NFL. The 26-year-old said the team has a destroyer-like attitude, predicting many big plays from the defense. "
IMPORTANT 2023 Season Dates
Overview of important NFL dates for the 2023-24 league year. Subject to change.
JULY 17:At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension.
Mid-July ***Clubs may require first-year players to report on the designated reporting date for all rookies. ***Veteran quarterbacks and “injured players” may be required to report to the club’s preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date. ***Beginning on the date that the first training camp opens for rookies through the last business day prior to the Super Bowl, all tryouts and visits will be reported to clubs on the Personnel Notice. ***At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders.
JULY 24:At 4:00 p.m., New York time, on July 24 (or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp [July 19 in 2023], whichever is later) signing Period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “UFA Tender” was made by Prior Club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, Prior Club has exclusive negotiating rights.
AUGUST 3:Hall of Fame Game, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns, Canton, OH
AUGUST 8:If a drafted rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other club in 2023 and may sign a player contract only with the drafting club until the day of the Draft in the 2024 League Year.
AUGUST 10-13:First Preseason Weekend
AUGUST 17-21:Second Preseason Weekend
AUGUST 24-27:Third Preseason Weekend
AUGUST 29:Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List. ****Simultaneously with the roster reduction to 53 players, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non- Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; terminate or request waivers with the designation of Failed Physical or Non- Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.
AUGUST 30:Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time. **** Upon receipt of the subsequent Personnel Notice, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of 16 players. Clubs participating in the International Player Development Program may sign one additional international player to a practice player contract. No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a practice player contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player’s prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system.
BUCS ODDS TO WIN IT ALL!
2023/24 NFL SUPER BOWL CONTENDERS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl 58 odds: +5000
It’s never too early for Buccaneers Fans dreams of Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas, and history has proved on many occasions we should expect the unexpected as we sail to the big game.
The 2022 season left us with a few Barnacles, as our defense was caught wadding in a rip-tide supported by an average offense at best. Despite limiting our opponents to 21.6 PPG, Tampa lost its sail for any efficiency in running the ball, finishing dead last in the league with an average of 75.6 yards per game on the ground.
Despite a season ending flutter, the Buccaneers dominated our division, finishing first in the NFC South with an 8-9 record and the fourth seed in the NFC. In the postseason it was the land-loving Cowboys, who eliminated our BUCS 31-14 in the wild-card round.
Football is as much a mental game, as physical, Tom Brady’s divorce fluttered his final year as he entered retirement, it's clear the BUCS MUST find a viable solution over center this season, either as priority number one or two alongside replacing Todd Bowles, who was hired as head coach. Once the quarterback solution is anchored, raising the offensive line mast and improving the league-worst running game should be key priorities to address as we plot the new season. Bolstering our defensive line would go a long way to improve our pass rush as well.
Super Bowl LV Buccaneers Broken Records
Super Bowl LV was an historic life moment Buccaneersfan.com will never forget.
Yes... The BUCS dominated the Chiefs for much of the game becoming the first ever NFL team to win (or even play) in a Super Bowl in their home Raymond James Stadium. But there were also other records set at the game.
According to BuccaneersFan.com, these Super Bowl records were also set in Super Bowl LV:
Most Games – 10, Tom Brady
Most Games, Winning Team – 7, Tom Brady
Oldest Head Coach, Winning Team – 68, Bruce Arians
Oldest Player, Game – 43, Tom Brady
Most Pass Attempts, Career – 421, Tom Brady
Most Passes Completed, Career – 277, Tom Brady
Most Passing Yards, Career – 3039, Tom Brady
Most Touchdown Passes, Career – 21, Tom Brady
Most First Downs by Penalty, Team – 6, Tom Brady
Most First Downs by Penalty, Both Teams – 9, Tampa Bay (6) vs. Kansas City (3)
Most Touchdowns, QB-Receiver Tandem, Career – 5, Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski
SUPER BOWL RECORDS TIED IN SUPER BOWL LV
Most Fumbles, Career – 5, Tom Brady
Most Fumbles Recovered, Career – 2, Patrick Mahomes
Fewest Touchdowns, Team – 0, Kansas City
Fewest Rushing Touchdowns, Team – 0, Kansas City
Fewest Passing Touchdowns, Team – 0, Kansas City
Fewest Punt Returns, Team – 0, Tampa Bay
Fewest Punt Return Yards, Both Teams – 0, Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City
Fewest Fumbles Lost, Both Teams – 0, Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City
Fewest Turnovers, Team – 0, Tampa Bay